Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 10:20 am
(This post was last updated at 9:47 a.m. ET.)
Taliban militants stormed a school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, leaving scores of students dead.
Quoting Pakistani officials, multiple media outlets put the death toll at 126, including 80 students in grades 1 through 10.
A little before 8 p.m. local time, police announced that the operation had ended, after the gunmen were killed. Security personnel, police official Abdullah Khan told the AFP, were now in the process of sweeping the rest of the building.